I made a few frames myself (manually) in Inkscape, I have imported them into Synfig. And I’d like to make them play one after another to see how the animation looks.
I followed the Knight Rider red dot tutorial already, but it doesn’t cover how to use imported images.
I understand how to animated that red dot, by adding keyframes while in Animate Editing mode. But that doesn’t quite apply to my case. As I’m not modifiying/editing/changing my images over any period of time. This is what confuses me. If I’m not changing anything in my images (scaling/rotating/color/etc), then how can I assign each image to their respective keyframes and get’em to play in a sequencial manner? Assuming that’s what I’m to do…
If you are only wanting to turn a sequence of images into an video Synfig may not be the best program for the task. (I usually render my animations as an image sequence and use other software to turn it to video.) Although synfig can render a video or gif.
To achieve a good non cut out animation you first need a good key frame drawings. First draw (with paper and pencil or whatever other media) your key poses. If you can show the key poses with the right timing to tell a story then you have 50% of the work done.
Once you finished the animatics then import it to Synfig using the list importer layer or simply animating the file name of a image layer. Then trace over a key frame and tween to the rest.